Arkady Vainshtein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Arkady Vainshtein (Russian: Аркáдий Иóсифович Вайнштéйн; born February 24, 1942) is a Russian and American theoretical physicist who was awarded Pomeranchuk Prize (2005) and Sakurai Prize (1999) for theoretical physics.[1]


Vainshtein was born on February 24, 1942 in Novokuznetsk, Russia. He got his Ph.D. from Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, Russia and master's degree from Novosibirsk University[2] where he became a Professor. He was the director of William I Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota where he currently serves as the Gloria Becker Lubkin chair[1] and also holds a position as Professor since 1990. In 1997 he became a fellow at the APS and two years later was awarded Sakurai Prize. In 2004 he started to work for Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California and a year later was awarded Pomeranchuk Prize from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow.[1] Professor Vainshtein was awarded the 2014 Julius Wess Award by The KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA) [3] and the 2016 Dirac Medal and Prize.[4]